Project & Research

BIOECOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT OF PEST MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUE(S) FOR HOGPLUM BEETLE ATTACKING HOGPLUM (AMRA)

 

1.      Title:  BIOECOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT OF PEST MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUE(S) FOR HOGPLUM BEETLE ATTACKING HOGPLUM (AMRA)

 

2.        Implementing Faculty/Department/Institute:  Department of Entomology

 

3.      Name of the Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Md. Mohasin Hussain Khan

 

4.      Research Area/Field: Entomology

 

5.      Objectives:  To know the detailed biology of hogplum beetle in relation to ecological factors of environment and to develop management technique(s) for suppressing hogplum beetle by using some chemicals and mechanical approaches at hogplum orchards or farmer’s homestead garden of Patuakhali and Barisal districts.

 

6.      Achievements: The average mating frequency, mating duration and mating interval were 11.2, 30.5 hours and 60.3 hours, respectively. The maximum number of egg clusters was on leaf rachis and young stem compared to leaf. The duration of larval period decreased with increasing the age of larva. The mean pupal period was 22.74 days. The female beetle lived longer than the male. Superior 505EC (Chlorpyriphos + Cypermethrin) @ 10 ml/ 10L of water may be recommended for effective management of hogplum beetle in field and laboratory. Spading + Superior 505 EC (Chlorpyriphos + Cypermethrin) @ 10 ml/ 10L of water could be used as an effective technique for controlling hogplum beetle in field condition.

 

7.      Implementation Status:

          Commencement:  April 2013

          Completion:  October 2013

         Ongoing:

 

8.       Funding Source: University Grants Commission of Bangladesh